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50 Reviews

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20th April 2017
“Very good . Gave good advice and explanation.”

ALAN

Vauxhall/Opel Zafira-A • Rear shock absorber replacement

26th March 2017
“Excellent explanation of what was wrong
Will certainly use again ”

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Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-D • Water pump replacement


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65 Reviews

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17th April 2017
“Started out sceptical about using clickmechanic but needed a job done quickly. All turned out perfectly...and saved money!

Sceptical as had read a few dodgy reviews about clickmechanic and didn't know much about them.
But the price quoted was good, lots cheaper than garage and they said they could get the job done next day, which was important. So, I paid with a credit card and waited!

James (the mechanic) arrived early, explained the job, showed me what was happening and was an all round top guy! Within an hour the car was fixed.

Next time there is trouble with the car, I'll be using the service again!




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BAM

Audi TT • Rear shock absorber replacement

26th January 2017
“James is a very friendly and professional young man, he followed the access instructions as I stated on the order. It was freezing cold so I took him hot tea and each time he gave me an update of the work and showed me the parts he replaced. He ran the car afterwards to check everything worked again ok. I am very pleased with my first experience with click mechanic. “
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LINDA

Skoda Fabia II • Timing belt and Water pump replacement


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128 Reviews

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Beeston, 21 years of experience


17th April 2017
“I cannot praise Zak or his service highly enough. His courtesy and professionalism were second to none, he collected and returned my car exactly when he said he would, and i would recommend him, and Clickmechanic, to anyone without hesitation or reservation.”

PAUL

Mitsubishi Shogun/Pajero/Montero Sport • Rear shock absorber replacement

5th January 2017
“Zak was excellent. Very knowledgeable, professional and easy to talk to. I would certainly recommend him.”

NICK

Vauxhall/Opel • Pre-purchase Inspection


Wrench hand blue

28 Reviews

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Vetis Garage

Isle Of Wight, 26 years of experience


14th April 2017
“Trev was absolutely fantastic, contacted me the night before to let me know what he would be doing and called before he arrived. Very polite and told me everything I needed to know. Job was done inside half an hour. I am on holiday and it's good Friday so thought my holiday and travel home was going to be a nightmare but thanks to Trev and click mechanic we are back on track. “
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LELLY

Renault Scenic • Rear shock absorber replacement

5th August 2016
“Trev was a really nice bloke got the repair done very quickly. Highly recommend him”

SCOTT

Ford Galaxy • Check Fuel pressure


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222 Reviews

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Motors Express

Dartford, 19 years of experience


27th March 2017
“Very efficient & tidy”

LEE

Fiat 500/500C • Front shock absorbers (pair) replacement

15th February 2017
“Honest and professional”

OMID

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe • Pre-purchase Inspection

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How much does a Shock Absorber replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2007 Fiat Doblo Franchise Dealer Est.£143 - £176 Independent Garage Est.£94 - £121 ClickMechanic Est.£93 - £120 Saving33%
Car2010 Hyundai i30 Franchise Dealer Est.£210 - £232 Independent Garage Est.£147 - £162 ClickMechanic Est.£146 - £161 Saving30%
Car2002 Volvo S60 Franchise Dealer Est.£329 - £363 Independent Garage Est.£164 - £192 ClickMechanic Est.£162 - £190 Saving49%
Car2012 Citroen C4 II Franchise Dealer Est.£227 - £251 Independent Garage Est.£137 - £152 ClickMechanic Est.£136 - £150 Saving40%
Car2002 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£254 - £290 Independent Garage Est.£155 - £178 ClickMechanic Est.£153 - £176 Saving39%

Want to learn more about Shock Absorber replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Shock Absorber do?

The shock absorber is a component of the suspension system that evens out the irregularities of the road surface the car navigates. It is mounted on one side to the car's chassis or body and on the other to one of the wheel's wishbones.

Essentially, the shock absorber consists of a tube filled with gas or oil that is compressed by a piston. It essentially dissipates the kinetic energy generated by the road.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Shock Absorber?

  • When the car bounces on excessively after driving over a hump or similar.
  • When the car feels unstable going through corners or rough services.
  • When the impact of navigating over humps is harder than normal.
  • When there is a puddle of oil-like fluid underneath the car near a wheel.
  • When the tyres lose touch with the ground after a shock absorption.

When should you consider a Shock Absorber replacement?

Over time, a shock absorber's condition can deteriorate due to the fact that it is in constant use when the car is driven. Eventually, it can be that fluid or gas starts to leak out of the shock absorber which can, for example, be due to a leaking valve inside. A bad shock absorber will cause an unstable ride, through corners.

Equally, it can be that the car rocks excessively when going over humps or when stopping the car, bouncing for a prolonged period after the actual shock absorption.

Issues with the shock absorbers that are not addressed can lead to a variety of other, more expensive, issues; among which is excessive tyre wear. It is therefore important to address issues with the shock absorber timely and professionally to ensure an optimal ride and prevent further damage.

Should you experience problems with a shock absorber then it is advisable to have the system inspected and, if necessary, have the bad shock absorber replaced. Always service the shock absorbers as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Shock Absorber replacement?

  • The mechanic will test drive the car to establish the possible cause of the problem.
  • The mechanic will inspect the suspension system and shock absorbers in detail.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the worn or broken shock absorber.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will check the suspension again and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Shock Absorber Replacement cost?

The cost of a shock absorber replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your shock absorber replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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